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Conduction in Compacted Granular Materials

This project will focus on developing a unified constitutive model for granular heat flow and electrical conduction by combining critical fine-scale effects emerging under extreme c more...

Supervisor(s): Gan, Yixiang (Dr)

Understanding phenology and early pod set under high biomass conditions

Faba bean is an important grain legume in Australia. A breeding program to develop suitable varieties for the northern grain growing region of Australia is located at the University more...

Supervisor(s): Adhikari, Kedar (Dr)

Image analysis of the kinematics and size reduction of grains in cataclasis

The experimental challenges in this research will be quite unique in that we will endeavor to see and thereafter analyse the kinematics and the grain size reduction using two novel more...

Supervisor(s): Einav, Itai (Professor)

Subbase degradation: permeability and strength reductions by means of breakage soil mechanics

How exactly should grain crushing be introduced to model permeability and strength reductions? The answer of this question will be the primary objective of this PhD research, which more...

Supervisor(s): Einav, Itai (Professor)

Genetics studies of rust resistance in faba bean

Faba bean is an important grain legume in Australia. A breeding program to develop suitable varieties for the northern grain growing region of Australia is located at the University more...

Supervisor(s): Adhikari, Kedar (Dr)

Forage-based rations for high yielding dairy cows

This research opportunity will look at ways of overcoming the nutritional limitations of high-forage based diets as feed sources for high yielding dairy cows. more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

Wheat heat tolerance

High-temperature extremes (i.e. heat waves) occur with unpredictable frequency and have been a significant detriment to wheat production in the northern region, and across Australia more...

Supervisor(s): Tan, Daniel (Associate Professor)

Developing sustainable complementary forage dairy systems

This PhD research opportunity will combine modelling and field research approaches to investigate new dairy production systems with the greatest potential to increase on farm produc more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

Evaluation of complementary forages for the Australian dairy industry

This PhD research opportunity will use small-plot field studies to test aspects of forage production and quality, cows’ preference and effects on soil characteristics and heal more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

The influence of microbial interactions on mushroom production

Mushrooms are an economically important food source with an annual retail value in Australia of almost $700 million. Although edible fungi have been grown for many years, knowledge more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)